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Must Be True-SN, FIB. The correct answer choice is (D)
This author discusses a promise from Roxanne to Luke—that while Luke was on vacation, Roxanne would complete their report. The deadline got extended, however, and the author compares the situation to one in which a person promises another to meet for lunch, but falls ill beforehand. The friend would not expect one to make the lunch after falling ill, and it would not be wrong for the person to miss the lunch under the circumstances.
Roxanne promised Luke that she would finish their report while he was away, but then the deadline got extended. Similarly...it would not be wrong for Roxanne to not finish the report, presuming that Luke would not expect her to complete the report given the change in deadline.
The stimulus ends with a blank to fill in, so the right answer choice should complete the stimulus in the manner prephrased above.
Answer choice (A): The author would not go so far as to assert that it would be wrong for Roxanne to finish the report; rather, it would not be wrong if she didn’t finish, considering the deadline change.
Answer choice (B): The author’s point is basically that the changed deadline provides a reasonable excuse for Roxanne not to finish—not that it is alright for her to finish the report regardless of the new deadline. This possibly subtle but important distinction is enough to rule this choice out of contention.
Answer choice (C): The author’s conclusion would be that it would not be wrong for her to fail to finish the report, making this an Opposite Answer (which claims that such failure would be wrong), so this choice should be ruled out of contention.
Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer choice. As prephrased above, this choice provides that if Luke hadn’t expected her to complete the report given the change in deadline, it would not have been wrong for her to not complete it.
Answer choice (E): The author would not conclude that it would be wrong for Roxanne to finish the report, but rather that it would be alright if she failed to complete the report given the deadline change.